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Jul 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
deaths so far and officials don't want to see more. >> the heat-related deaths were in baltimore city and officials are warning themselves to take care of themselves and each other. >> these are very dangerous conditions. >> their warning people to be on the offensive. already, the medical examiner determined 23 people have died from heat so far this summer either directly or indirectly. >> it can be determined they had a heat stroke or something related where their core temperature got so high that they died of heat directly. there are other cases where we are not sure. they may have had an underlying medical condition. the cause of death may have been their medical condition but it may have been worsened by the heat. >> temperatures on wednesday surpassed 100 degrees with heat index soaring even higher. health officials warn people to stay inside when possible and if you have to be outside, stay in the shade and drink plenty of water. >> i get a cup of water every 5 minutes. >> adults are staying cool by grabbing a snow cone or fresh squeezed lemonade. owners know when the temperatu
NBC
Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. montgomery were in lov and two in baltimore city. another in montgomery county and in baltimore county. the next day, two more deaths in baltimore city and county. july 7, a man dies in harford county in july 8, to more people die, one in baltimore city and the only woman to die of the heat related death in another county. all but two were 65 or older. >> many of the cases we have reported, most of the cases thus far have had underlying disease. heart disease, other kinds of diseases. and we know those are risk factors that can be complicated by the extreme heat. >> this most recent heat wave was dangerous because of the cumulative effect of having extreme temperatures day after day. >> people living at home, their interior temperatures in the evening may not have gone down significantly. there today they have cumulative flow loss and that becomes a problem for people. >> five more heat related deaths have been reported today, bringing the toll to 18. they were in st. mary's county, baltimore city, and baltimore county. as the week goes on i am told that as the medical examiner looks a
NBC
Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
she is doing well. >> thank you. a human skull was discovered in baltimore city. a hiker from baseball at around 2:30 p.m. near the 3100 block of phelps lane. no other remains have been found. this goal has been taken in for forensic testing. >> the first of the 12 victims in the colorado massacre was laid to rest. there are questions about what will happen to the crime scene. others argue it should be reopened to show the gunman should not win. the oldest victim in the shooting had taken his teenage daughters to the movie. both have survived. we are learning more. federal agents said that james holmes told them about a package that he sent to the university of colorado's medical campus. inside were handwritten details about killing people. police gathered evidence from holmes'the theater and colm apartment. >> president obama supports the plan but republicans are battling for cuts for all americans of all incomes. the compromise is not reached, billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect in 2015. the president accuses them of protecting the wealthy. >> t
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> baltimore city police chasing that car. >> temperatures are better. >> that came down a little bit. there is relief on the way. >> we got some good news this evening. this is what we want to see. we do not need the severe weather. let's take a look at hd doppler. we're picking up brain in parts of harford and baltimore county. the heaviest spot is around the tollison -- towson area. there is not a round of severe weather we expect. there is another round of thunderstorms out of the mountains. the ground is dry, you will probably get some between now and 9:00 p.m. this evening so we will see all that line of storms come out of the mountains. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> we can -- you can track storms anywhere on our iphone and android apps. we have you covered at wbaltv.com. >> jackie young has one of the most powerful positions in city government. he is a member of the city board of estimates that decide how taxpayer money is spent. jack young cannot legally or ethically vote on many important issues. david collins joins us from city hall with a follow-up to a story
NBC
Jul 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
asphalt and a huge hole, damage caused by the break in the 20-inch water main. >> baltimore city records show they installed as water main back in 1889. >> 1889? that was quiet and long time ago. >> as the city public works department works on fixing this, you never know when the line is going to explode. >> the problem may not happen again for another century. the water main break created chaos for some businesses and they remained sought -- shut for much of tuesday. >> the lady from the health department says we do not have water so we could not be open. we had to shut down. >> they shut you down? >> they shut us down. >> installing temporary pipes, they're working to get the water flowing to buildings. this manager said it was a perfect opportunity to offer a water main break specials. >> we have a lot of people just coming by to check it out. we're hoping to get extra business from the workers that are around here. the impact on transportation is tremendous. these are two major city blocks. traffic officers are trying to assist motorists 30 tours and changing water -- traffic problem
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
was concerned, they threw down 2 inches to 4 inches of rain around baltimore city and baltimore county. >> we had some low-lying areas, southbound some lanes that tend to flood out. >> transportation officials did not see anything unusual as far as flooding, but there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins ambulance entrance and reports of downed trees. >> we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> highway officials were busy dealing with close to a dozen flooded state wars and a couple of closures as well. luckily, they say, no lives were put in jeopardy and remind motorists to use caution. >> whenever you are in standing water, it looks like you can get through. you can easily be taken away. additionally, if you cannot see, the visibility is bad, pullover. >> city transportation officials are sending out reminders to pedestrians if they think they can walk through flooded streets. >> you could actually stepped into an open manhole and fall in. that is a very dangerous situation. we can advise pedestrians to walk across the flooded st.. -- we do not advise pedestrians
NBC
Jul 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
according to police, baltimore city firefighter and an accomplice were operating and online prostitution ring out of this warehouse at 208 pulaski street. it came crashing down for jamar simmons, and franklin coit. ledger's indicated the operation had been going on for quite some time. >> i do not have an exact figure. it is being described by the detectives, there were some logs and things that suggested this operation was not in its infancy. >> police and fbi agents seized computers, guns, drugs, condoms, and sexual aids. in 2010, simmons had faced similar prostitution charges but received probation before judgment. fire officials say simmons was with ladder 25 and could not comment. >> we have proceeded with suspending this member without pay. we're beginning as we speak our own investigation pending the outcome of the case in the judicial system will determine what his status will be. >> we tried to speak to residents in the neighborhood. none to go on camera. it was common to see fliers advertising for prostitution. both simmons and coit are facing a laundry list of cha
NBC
Jul 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of medical distress and were taken not to be checked out. baltimore city police are investigating a suspicious death in downtown baltimore. just after 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a possible shooting on the 300 block of south charles street. it found an adult male with trauma to his upper body. the victim later died at the hospital. so far, detectives have not been able to find any evidence to indicate that a shooting occurred at the scene could and autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death maryland state police are searching for a driver who they say hit a man on the ramp from i-7 to the inner loop of the beltway and kept going. -- i guess 70 to the inner loop of the beltway and get going. he was standing next to his disabled vehicle this morning. he was struck by a passing vehicle that did not stop at the scene. there is no information or a description of the striking vehicle. police are asking anyone who might have information to call them. police officers in the eastern district of baltimore city spent the day getting to know residents the pro
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> was the recording of an arrest at the center of the dispute between this man and a baltimore city police department. at the incident, officers attempted to arrest a woman, she is on the ground with a bloody nose. police claim she is intoxicated and assault the dimon have a ticket counter. video turns up on youtube. >> the police officers saw he was recording and they surrounded him. the strong armed him into giving up his farm. the deleted all of the video including many videos of his young son. >> the aclu sued baltimore city police and now the aclu wants all police departments to set guidelines explaining citizens have their right to record the actions of officers. they also want officers to receive training so that they know the policy. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record police officers to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police released a general order j16, a collective stance following lessons learned from the past. >> it basically outlines citizens have a right to videotape in a public place as long as
NBC
Jul 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> tuesday, baltimore city council president flanked by other baltimore leaders including the mayor calling on washington to raise the federal minimum wage. it was part of a national effort to urge lawmakers to approve the proposed rebuild america act which would give a paid raised to people like bruce who lost his $13 an hour job and now works for minimum wage in telemarketing. >> every month, we have to make a decision on paying a bill, paying rent, or having food for the children. >> it is based on the minimum wage proposal which would raise the federal minimum wage by 85 cents per year for three years capping at about $10 in 2014. in 2015, it would adjust to keep pace with the rising cost of living and would raise the minimum wage for other employees. they feel it would help struggling baltimore residents and other cities rebuild economically. >> to have to enroll in public service, social services to get food, clothing drives to get your kids' clothes. you have to go to school supply drive to get your kid's school supplies.
NBC
Jul 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
annapolis with the latest. >> concerns include the lack of movement to get baltimore city approval, their debt, and have not gotten construction financing. >> we have determined that the applicant has met the applicable requirements. >> this is what they have in mind. 307 -- 3750 slots, 4,000 parking spots. >> we are decided to come to baltimore city. it's good for us. it's good for the city. >> the facility will be just south of m & t bank stadium. it will become the second- largest one in maryland and operate under the harrah's brand. >> the spectrum noted a concern about the high debt burden and recommended that the commission monitor this annually. >> there have been no construction documents completed or prepared from november when you appeared before us. >> they blame it on changes to design. they expect to give the city where they need to move forward in september. officials are sure it would also be completed in september. the casino will give baltimore another $16 million in revenue. the mayor will use it to lower the property tax rate. >> we feel confident if they are not
NBC
Jul 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with a man being shot and killed by a baltimore city police officer. sheldon has more. >> here at the corner belvedere revenue, this is the 7-eleven where police got word that there was an armed man outside of the 7-11. it is unclear what do is tune with the semiautomatic and add 5:45 a.m. officers arrived on the scene just a few minutes after the call went out. but when they arrived, the armed man took off. officers chased him, not too far away from this 7-11. officials say the suspect was still armed at that time. >> the officer fired his weapon at least one time, shooting the suspect. the suspect has died at a local hospital and the weapon has been recovered. >> police are not releasing the suspect's name because they're still trying to notify his family. but they say he is 22 years old. the officer's name will not be released for a couple of days. according to department protocol. we do know that he is a six-year veteran and he is now on administrative leave. >> a man with a sword was shot and killed by baltimore county police this week. there were serving a warrant on thursday night. we
NBC
Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to show you from earlier. the area north of baltimore city and baltimore county where crews were diligently attacking the neighborhoods trying to get in the area. i did have a chance to speak to officials and they were telling me that of all the trucks that have come in from out of state, they even have 300 that have come in from georgia alone. this does not include the stuff from canada and elsewhere, but just these three hundred from georgia. i'm capt. roy taylor. >> trees in a backyard are posing a problem for george richardson. she wants these cut and cleared, but what could happen? she has a conservation area right behind her home. >> i do worry about that. they did penalize me or give me some type of a fine in this situation. >> she is allowed to clear the trees, move them from use them for firewood. >> the trees may have been in a conservation district, but she is responsible for the removal. >> the maryland attorney general's office is investigating complaints of price gouging by some hotels and gas station owners. david collins joins us live with the details. >> price go
NBC
Jul 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, wbal-tv 11 news. >> plenty of the baltimore city council tonight including auditing city agencies and term limits. lowell melter joins us live from city hall with a preview. >> a busy night. city hall this evening. bill henry has been the most vocal sofar introducing four different bills which he tells 11 news he hopes to improve the way the government operates in the city. >> i would be proud of the council put any, much less all, on the ballot for the people to vote on. even if that does not happen or does not happen quickly, getting the conversation started, for me, is an important part of it. >> bill henry will try his best to rock the city council vote introducing four charter amendments he says will make the city government more efficient and cut down on the city's "strong male role system." he wants to reduce the number of votes for the mayoral veto to two-thirds of the council. >> we have a ridiculously strong male role system of government in baltimore. it is so strong that it infringes upon the legislative bodies ability of to be a legitimate check on the executive power
NBC
Jul 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in comes at an north baltimore. wells fargo will grant the city $3 million in annual funds for local housing initiatives. >> an employee of a colombian nonprofit is under investigation tonight after a search warrant was served on the columbia housing corporation. lowell melser joins us live from howard county police headquarters with details. >> we have been able to confirm that howard county police detectives are looking into one employee at the nonprofit columbia housing corporation. at this point they will not reveal what it is about. if you did not know where to look, you would probably miss it. tucked away in a corner lot in this industrial park in colombia is the headquarters of the columbia housing corporation. according to its web site, it is the premier nonprofit agency in howard county, providing safe, high-quality, affordable rental housing to low and moderate income families and those who are physically and mentally challenged. so why would police served a warrant their wednesday? >> we did receive an allegation of possible improper activity. we have not arrested or charg
NBC
Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the alarm off. we also learned this afternoon that a baltimore city firefighter was rushed to the hospital battling a blaze in east baltimore. he suffered burns to his hand. at last check, the firefighter had been released and is off duty for the time being. the crew did get the flameout rather quickly. commissioner bielefeld has a few more days before he is officially retiring from the pores. with a proper baltimore first pitch today. he says the of honor. he's a the looking forward to retirement but he will miss his job. >> it's a bittersweet. 31 years in the city. everyone has treated me well. the people of baltimore have always taken great care of me and i tried to take great care of them. >> his last day on the job as wednesday. 100 days until election day and the candidates are wasting no time. for romney, a week of foreign interaction. what he had to say about jerusalem and iran. following more breaking news >> a woman critically injured in the colorado shooting has suffered a miscarriage. she is recovering from surgery but that the trauma caused the miscarriage. she may be paralyze
NBC
Jul 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
was pronounced dead on the scene. state police are waiting on the medical examiner's report. baltimore city police officer is recovering from minor injuries after a car crash downtown. it happened friday night. we're told another person was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. still no word on the circumstances surrounding the crash or who was at fault. city officers are looking for suspects in two overnight shootings, both in west baltimore. the first have been around 10:30 on friday night. we're told the victim was able to walk to the hospital for treatment for gunshot wound to the paste. an 18-year-old man was shot on baker street. he was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound in the lower back. he is expected to survive. both men were involved in physical altercations leading up to the shootings. police are asking for your help in locating in missing teenager. 15-year-old cameron wilkerson was last seen on thursday on edison avenue. he was last seen wearing a white shirt with white shorts and black sneakers. we're told he suffers developmental disabilities. anyone with information
NBC
Jul 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, 38,000, baltimore city, 58,000, and howard county, about 14,000. i am told every situation is different and it could be anywhere from later tonight all the way up until next weekend. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a lot of people are saying thank goodness for their homeowner's insurance. >> there are some important steps to take to take care of yourself and make sure your claim is processed. document everything. >> take pictures. get a camera, walk around and take pictures of everything they could be damaged on the property, whether it is the house itself, whether it is personal property inside the house. >> he says it is important to make an inventory and then contacted the insurance company. that way they can authorize an order the repairs. it is important to make sure that you have protected and cared for the items. >> frayed nerves are expectable, but we have heard stories of neighbors taking in neighbors. others holding cookouts with food that otherwise would have gone bad. one neighborhood is responding to the crisis. >> it has been a long and painfully hot few da
NBC
Jul 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the life of a baltimore city man. smith was traveling south on interstate 83 in baltimore county around 1:30 this morning when he collided with a car. preliminary investigation reveals he had been traveling in a high rate of speed. police say he had marijuana in his possession. there is no word on whether alcohol and drugs were a factor in the crash. >> a hot one today. temperatures well into the 90's. almost oppressive as far as the conditions are concerned. we're adding the chance of scattered thunderstorms. some of the clouds look impressive. they are building up. we do have clouds moving in from the west crossing the potomac river into howard county. also a thunderstorm along the maryland-pennsylvania line and south of annapolis as well as on the eastern shore. these are small but could produce intense rain and lightning. we will talk more about the forecast coming up in just a minute. >> president obama and his supporters are making no apologies for the personal attacks on mitt romney and his time at bain capital. a top from the adviser says the story is just drawing attention away f
NBC
Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to reduce speed on wet roads. and baltimore city, a man was shot multiple times after 3:00 this morning on west belvedere ave. he was hit in the face and body in taken to an area hospital. detectors are asking anyone to contact the northwest precincts. the nation's largest free arts festival is in full swing. it usually brings in 300,000 people. this weekend rainy weather put a little damper on the crowd. we are live with an update. you are staying dry, write? >> if you want to come down, it is a pretty good time. the rain has held off. it has been a pretty wet day out here today. even the organizers and amid the crowd numbers are down because of the brain. exactly how low, we do not know. we know it has not affected the quality or quantity or the past few days. books have had their umbrellas and jacket handy. people have told us that this rain is a welcome relief compared to the oppressive heat and humidity that has become a staple over the past several years. >> we love the creativity. the rain does not stop us. we love being out. >> the are to get better every year. >> there's always
NBC
Jul 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that the agency are needed. let's go live to southeast baltimore for more on the latest. >> city officials admit this should not have happened. but they do defended by saying their employees needed practice paving. the people who work at a city maintenance facility on boston's st. have a good deal. they are building had a good view and the city parking lot of steps away with plenty of free space. despite that, the supervisor thought more personal spaces were needed, so he allowed city workers to use taxpayer money and time to build five parking spots and a motorcycle pat closer to the building's front door. one employee even claim a spot of her own with a professionally made sign bearing her name. >> they asked permission to do so and i said it was ok. >> the maintenance chief of the city's transportation department responsibility for the job but we asked about it. >> you know the parking lot is right there. >> yes. >> does it make sense to spend the money to build the space is when you have plenty of parking steps away? >> after we saw what they did, we thought maybe it was the best thing to do
NBC
Jul 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, no word on a cause. the baltimore city fire chief is enacting a new social media policy. >> it is in response to what the department use as inappropriate tweets by some union members. david, i would guess we would know what most of those are probably about. >> there generally are gripes. there are also a number of questions involved. are there limitations to free speech when it comes to the workplace? where do employers draw the line on social media? the fire chief is upset about the tone and content of some of the tweeds, and he is in the process of crafting a policy that does not interfere with the freedom of speech but also protect the image of the department. some city firefighters are upset over the latest contract offer. and the fact that their boss, the chief, and his command staff all got raises. tweets are airing gripes about policies. the baltimore sun first reported that the chief is looking into the social media policy. a statement was issued that says in part our goal is not to silence the voice of the membership but simply to establish concise guidelines an
NBC
Jul 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
hit 100 degrees in downtown baltimore this afternoon. we are kaline back little in the city -- we are cooling back a little in the city. it is hot out there, it feels like 106 in downtown baltimore. the heat advisory goes until 9:00. thunderstorms have been popping up. isolated storms in parts of frederick and carroll county. the most severe storms expected to be out to the west of us in garrett county. we love to keep a close eye on the radar. i will be back in a few minutes with the forecast. >> plenty of people will be packing the inner harbor tonight for fourth of july festivities, and city police will have a prominent presence. jayne miller joins us live with details on the stepped up security. >> you can really see it right now. in the past 20 minutes or so, we started seeing all these extra police officers arriving. they are all in uniform tonight. there are detectives on patrol tonight. all the police who are here are in uniform. joining me is the acting police commissioner, anthony barksdale. we were with you yesterday when you announced your said the plan. do you feel so
NBC
Jul 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the city. >> if you think it's hot outside, try flipping burgers inside a to drop. >> it is 100 out there, 120 in here. >> we caught up with the guys working out of the chow hounds in downtown baltimore and they told us is a constant battle to stay hydrated. >> it will be 3:00 soon. >> state health officials are very worried about the next couple of days, because they expected 100 or more degree temperatures. a warning to those who have to work outside, especially all of the utility workers trying to restore power. >> we are very concerned about the prolonged heat wave and its effect on a lot of the folks here in the mid-atlantic region. >> according to the national weather service, so far since april this year, 18 days of 90 degrees or more. and two days in june of 100 degrees in -- or more. and with those 100-degree days expected to double in the next couple of days, doctors are urging people to be where. >> do not be foolish. >> one doctor says the e.r. is starting to fill up with patients with heat-related illnesses, and said it is vital that people learn the sign of a heat stroke. >>
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